Céile Dé Prayer Beads - Simple and Natural Crosses

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IMPORTANT NOTICE - Sr Fionn is running retreats and will be away until May 20th. You are free to browse here but, as paidirean stringing ceremonies will not be possible until Sr Fionn's return, it is recommended that you postpone ordering a paidirean until after May 20th.

In some ways, this collection of simple and natural crosses echoes the very heart of our tradition, a desire for a simple life and a meaningful connection with nature. We searched for years before we found a carver who would make crosses for us that weren't flimsy or mass-produced. Our wooden and horn crosses are carved especially for us – you won’t find them anywhere else. Our bone crosses are a little smaller in size but equally good quality. As the grain, natural markings and hand-carved details are unique on each cross, each is a thing of beauty in its own right.

Crann Bethad

Crann Bethad Both cross and beads are of wood. 'Crann Bethad' is old Irish for 'Tree of Life'. This ageless wooden Celtic cross says it all... so simply.

The simple lines etched on the cross are deliberately primitive, to complete the earthy look.

The overall length of this paidirean is such that it reaches down to the heart area.

Bead size - approx. 5mm
Cross size - approx 35 x 60 mm

Price: £50.00 | Add To Cart

Bofhind Paidirean

Bofhind Paidirean 'Bofhind' (Anglicised into Boann) is Old Gaelic for 'White Cow'. Bofhind is a Celtic Goddess after whom the river Boyne in Ireland was named; its source is said to be the Milky Way. Mother of the Goddess Brìghid, Bofhind is a Goddess of Fertility and Spiritual knowledge.

Both the beads and the cross of this paidirean are made from the bone of sacred cows in India, who have been honoured in life and allowed to die naturally. The divider beads are made from white cow horn.

The overall length of this paidirean is such that it reaches down to the heart area.

Bead size - approx. 5mm
Cross size - approx 27 x55 mm

Price: £60.00 | Add To Cart

Dark Horn Paidirean

Dark Horn Paidirean Both beads and cross are of polished, dark cow horn. There are soft variations in bead colour, ranging from jet black to pale grey. The overall effect is very striking.

The overall length of this paidirean is such that it reaches down to the heart area.

Bead size - approx. 5mm
Cross size - approx 35 x 60 mm

Price: £60.00 | Add To Cart